[Synth-Wave] Pr0files – Money

Pr0files
Money

The Los Angeles based synthesis of Lauren Pardini and Danny Sternbaum, known more widely under their stage moniker Pr0files, have returned with their first, darkly-tinged piece of synth-pop to pace 2017, “Money”. While it’s unfortunately been a bit of a lengthy gap since we last checked in with the genre-busting pair, “Money” has us once again ready to devour their every aural sentiment.

Coming off of their debut LP Jurassic Technologie last year, Pr0files are clearly keeping their warranted buzz afloat. Anchored by a slickly dark & synthetic, shoegaze-y backbone bolstered by Pardini’s sonorous yet fitting reverberations; Pr0files create a simultaneously gloomy and uplifting 3:00 minutes of music. On “Money”, Pardini speaks to the duo’s arduous journey as a truly independent project, creating a sort of weighty anthem for those who have experienced those sky-high peaks and deep valleys associated with committing to your art (“I took a xanax in a milkshake just to get me through that day”); while Sternbaum’s seemingly effortless, full production sblimely rounds out “Money”‘s vocal-centric aesthetic. Needless to say, we’ve got our ears perked up towards Pr0files as they unveil more layers to their 2017 iteration and will be right there with them every step of the way. Stream “Money” above.
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VILDE – Maintain [TMN PREMIERE]

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Maintain

I hadn’t ever experienced the newly coined genre of “Study-Dance,” but that’s probably because this is my first experience with Australian-born, Stockholm-based VILDE. After only a few spins through, I now have a full grasp of it, and quite frankly, I’m enamored.

VILDE’s style should call on associations of other heady artists who effortlessly combine emotive and intelligent lyrics with danceable beats and delicious synth arpeggios, yet you’ll find that it stands alone, steadfast and well-defined. “Maintain” showcases just that, as do his previous releases, each of which is a build to an eventual full album release.

Until that release day comes, we strongly encourage you to spend some serious time with “Maintain.” It’s certainly a cerebral piece, while still maintaining a coveted approachability. Thanks in part to his unique vocal tone, which should have Alt-J fans tipping their proverbial cap, it’s immidiately welcoming, keeping listeners locked in and engaged throughout long build, driving percussion, and impressive lyrics.

The subject matter of the song is somewhat of a crammed amalgamation of ideas. Part inspired by the film ‘Ace in the Hole’, where a news reporter begins to twist events in a dark way to gain fame through his portrayal of the story. There’s some pretty bleak imagery in the lyrics, yet bits of optimism seep through too, provoking a sense of solitude, release & calm.

If you’re digging this, head over to his SoundCloud to fully immerse yourself. Then, hope and pray he’ll be coming to your city soon.

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (April 2017 Round #3)

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Monday is over. Tuesday is here which means there’s a brand new Indie Dojo for your listening ear(s).
’Arlie – Big Fat Mouth’
’Husky – Ghost’
’Doc Robinson – I’m Not Gone’
’The Teskey Brothers – Pain And Misery’
’Mimi Gilbert – Become With Me’
’Isobel Anderson – Flint Shingle’
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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (April 2017 Round #2)

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Got a case of “the I have no idea what to listen to” blues? Well, you’ve landed yourself on the right page friend. Enjoy an Indie Dojo on us.

’Tipling Rock – A Side / B Side’
’Know Fortune – Help Myself’
’Lex Low – Build Me Up’
’Black Fly – I Don’t Know’
’Antony Left – Evil’
’Drew JH York – How Do I Know?’
’Tasha – Naive by The Kooks (cover)’
’Sydney Robinson –
Alexander’

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[Music Video] Alien Knife Fight – Flightplan

Kickback, strap in and get ready to lift off. “Flightplan” from Alien Knife Fight is here. The do it yourselfers Monique and Michael not only wrote and performed their jammy single, but they did a ton of work alongside a very select few others on the music video for the project.

Great rock has always been a raw, unfiltered experience and Alien Knife Fight are a pillar in that regard. As heard and seen with “Flightplan” they are doing things their own way and it really shows. With this single we get a tasteful, vibey tune that calls for lighters (not cell phones) in the air. It’s certainly doesn’t take a leap to imagine that in a live scenario. In mentioning a live show, if you’re in California, they’re playing a string of shows starting today in both the Northern and Southern parts of the great state. Check out their Facebook page for details after you follow through with “Flightplan.”

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (April 2017 Round #1)

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The beauty of indie music is that it sprawls across all different genres. The beauty of the Indie Dojo is that it takes that sprawl and places it all into one pretty little playlist. Spend less time searching and more time enjoying. That’s what were here for.

’Kwaye – Cool Kids’
’NÄM – Face’
’Ider – Nevermind’
’Laina – FRIDAY I’M IN LOVE (The Cure Cover)’
’Angie Hudson – Breathe In’
’A Choir of Ghosts – Ester’
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[Music Video] Shiny Wet Machine – Euphoria

It’s always nice to deliver some good news. Today, we have great news for you coming from the Shiny Wet Machine camp. Not only do we have the release date for their Lights Out EP, but we have a music video for the “Euphoria” single. While you watch the raw video you can smile knowing the duo’s EP will be out on April 25th through their label Diet Punk.

“Euphoria” is an extremely fun record and the video to go along with it is equally so. Nothing about this single or the Shiny Wet Machine project at large is watered down or filtered in any way. Punk rock lives and breathes through this group and we can’t wait to see and hear what else is in store. Their sound, their attitude, their artwork and brand as a whole is as good as it gets and the rock world needs their edge. Enjoy “Euphoria” today and get ready for the full EP release coming in just a few short weeks.

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